Definition of Take-in

1. Noun. The act of taking in as by fooling or cheating or swindling someone.

Generic synonyms: Deceit, Deception, Dissembling, Dissimulation
Derivative terms: Take In



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Take-in

takahe
takahes
takamaka
takamakas
takanelite
takas
takayasu's arteritis
takayasu arteritis
takbir
takbirs
take-away
take-home
take-home pay
take-homes
take-in (current term)
take-no-prisoners
take-off
take-or-pay
take-up
take-ups
take a back seat
take a bath
take a bead on
take a bite
take a bow
take a break
take a breath
take a breather
take a bullet

Literary usage of Take-in

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1. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...by Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson (1805)
"To TAKE in. To comprise; to comprehend. These heads are sufficient for the ... Si- To TAKE in. To admit. The disuse of the tucker has enlarged the neck of ..."

2. The Iliad of Homer by Homer (1796)
"... reduce the beauties of Nature to more regularity, and fuch a figure, which the common eye may better take in, and is therefore more entertained with. ..."

3. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1850)
"To take in, to capture, to subdue. To take one along, to take one wilh you, ... To take in worth, lo lake in good part, to take anything kindly or friendly. ..."

4. Two Years Before the Mast: A Personal Narrative by Richard Henry Dana (1911)
"This was the brig which was driven ashore at San Pedro in a southeaster, and had been lying at San Diego to repair and take in her cargo. ..."

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